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Hit them with a hammer until the platters are... 764 Views / 17 Replies  
Hit them with a hammer until the platters are smashed.
Posted by seanc, on Jun 30, 2013 at 07:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Do you need more storage or do you just want it? ... 2,667 Views / 40 Replies  
Do you need more storage or do you just want it?
If you want to see a speed increase, I'd highly recommend looking into an SSD, did wonders to my 2008 MacBook Pro.
Posted by seanc, on Dec 26, 2012 at 02:22 AM, in Mac Desktops
Oh good! I thought she knew something the rest of... 412 Views / 7 Replies  
Oh good! I thought she knew something the rest of the world didn't.
Posted by seanc, on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Care to share? Server 2012 has some useful... 412 Views / 7 Replies  
Care to share?
Server 2012 has some useful features and I think it feels like it's one of the fastest server OSes since 2003, but I really don't find it as productive with Metro.
The 'best'...
Posted by seanc, on Nov 11, 2012 at 02:56 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Oh good! That makes life upgrade cheaper :) 1,081 Views / 34 Replies  
Oh good! That makes life upgrade cheaper :)
Posted by seanc, on Nov 1, 2012 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just put a Crucial M4 256GB SSD into my Early... 1,081 Views / 34 Replies  
I just put a Crucial M4 256GB SSD into my Early 2008 MacBook Pro, huge difference in speed!

Granted there's not much on this SSD in terms of applications and it's a clean install because migration...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 31, 2012 at 03:12 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Normally yes, in my case, no. I deleted a... 697 Views / 5 Replies  
Normally yes, in my case, no.

I deleted a load of crap from my old hard drive so I actually would have had space left if I had done a full import.
I still couldn't uncheck any items!

I copied...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 30, 2012 at 02:02 PM, in Mac OS X
Migrating TM backup from the ML installer says... 697 Views / 5 Replies  
Migrating TM backup from the ML installer says the destination disk is too small.
I'll investigate the old disk from ML tomorrow.

Otherwise I guess I just need most of my preferences and keychain.
Posted by seanc, on Oct 29, 2012 at 03:59 PM, in Mac OS X
I'll try migrating custom data from the installer... 697 Views / 5 Replies  
I'll try migrating custom data from the installer now

I tried plugging the old disk in as an external drive, same problem.
Posted by seanc, on Oct 29, 2012 at 03:48 PM, in Mac OS X
Mountain Lion, migration assistant and a smaller destination disk 697 Views / 5 Replies  
I've moved from a 500GB HDD to a 256GB SSD.
Installed Mountain Lion and run migration assistant to try and restore my data from my time machine backup. It shows me my data, but wants me to restore...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 29, 2012 at 02:42 PM, in Mac OS X
This. Except for the unplug for half an hour... 1,013 Views / 19 Replies  
This.

Except for the unplug for half an hour part, just hold the power button in for about a minute.

Works on PCs when the onboard networking can no longer detect any connection - might well...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
If it's BT, they will provide you with a BT... 216 Views / 2 Replies  
If it's BT, they will provide you with a BT Homehub 3 or BT Business Hub (2Wire) 2701.
Posted by seanc, on Oct 7, 2012 at 09:37 AM, in Networking
Sometimes the urge to clean-up cannot be... 17,054 Views / 272 Replies  
Sometimes the urge to clean-up cannot be overcome...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:41 AM, in Feedback
Bummer. 726 Views / 13 Replies  
Bummer.
Posted by seanc, on May 22, 2012 at 04:31 PM, in Networking
But surely if you specify your internal DNS... 726 Views / 13 Replies  
But surely if you specify your internal DNS servers on your 3G connection, everything might work?
Posted by seanc, on May 22, 2012 at 04:03 PM, in Networking
Is Rhino going to upgrade itself at that time? ... 1,183 Views / 12 Replies  
Is Rhino going to upgrade itself at that time?
Maybe you should ask them what's going on.
Posted by seanc, on May 19, 2012 at 02:26 PM, in Mac OS X
There's a notch in the middle of SATA power and... 1,392 Views / 15 Replies  
There's a notch in the middle of SATA power and data connectors, there isn't in SAS.
Posted by seanc, on May 7, 2012 at 06:50 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes cap replacement on the iMac G5 boards is... 1,471 Views / 17 Replies  
Yes cap replacement on the iMac G5 boards is difficult - too many ground planes taking the heat away from the iron.
You could possibly pick up a used/refurbed PSU.

Failing that, send the PSU to...
Posted by seanc, on Apr 24, 2012 at 05:33 PM, in Mac Desktops
IIRC, Vista & 7 doesn't do a reboot until it's... 2,178 Views / 14 Replies  
IIRC, Vista & 7 doesn't do a reboot until it's finished and one of the first steps in the installation is to copy all files to the HDD. Installing from USB whatever works absolutely fine.

XP is a...
Posted by seanc, on Apr 10, 2012 at 02:10 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Sorry Glenn, but oh yes it does. How do you think... 2,178 Views / 14 Replies  
Sorry Glenn, but oh yes it does. How do you think people install Windows on Netbooks?

Installation from (external) USB optical, flash and hard drives is very much supported. You must however...
Posted by seanc, on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Also sounds DNS related to me. Who is your new... 769 Views / 9 Replies  
Also sounds DNS related to me.
Who is your new provider? What provides DNS resolution in the environment and has this changed?
What new hardware have you installed to cope with this new connection?...
Posted by seanc, on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM, in Networking
Meh... I prefer macintologists bloopers - Apple... 496 Views / 2 Replies  
Meh... I prefer macintologists bloopers - Apple Bloopers - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIgOg7hE0oM)
Posted by seanc, on Mar 11, 2012 at 01:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Change the PRAM battery, otherwise suspect the... 976 Views / 6 Replies  
Change the PRAM battery, otherwise suspect the PSU.
Posted by seanc, on Feb 29, 2012 at 03:36 PM, in Mac Desktops
I used to play this: StepMania: Free dance game... 3,632 Views / 2 Replies  
I used to play this: StepMania: Free dance game and songs - play with dance pads - play DWI and SM songs - not affiliated with Dance Dance Revolution (http://www.stepmania.com/)
Posted by seanc, on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:47 PM, in Gaming
Well there's the reason. A disk check should... 1,063 Views / 12 Replies  
Well there's the reason.
A disk check should fix that. Windows or the hard drives inbuilt firmware has probably marked a sector as bad, the /R flag should sort that.
Posted by seanc, on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:44 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Nah. Do a chkdsk first, I'd be surprised if... 1,063 Views / 12 Replies  
Nah.
Do a chkdsk first, I'd be surprised if that doesn't fix it.
Failing that you can restore the registry files from a few days ago when you knew it was working. Quite involved for someone not...
Posted by seanc, on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:14 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Boot into the recovery console, press enter when... 1,063 Views / 12 Replies  
Boot into the recovery console, press enter when it asks for an administrator password, it's probably blank.
Perform a chkdsk C: /R

See if the machine boots.
Posted by seanc, on Jan 10, 2012 at 01:55 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Haha. Maybe the Meganes that stay in France are... 1,202 Views / 38 Replies  
Haha. Maybe the Meganes that stay in France are of better build quality than the ones that come to the UK.

Common points of failure I've noticed on two different 2005/2006 cars, the solder joints...
Posted by seanc, on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You really just need to get a shortlist together... 1,202 Views / 38 Replies  
You really just need to get a shortlist together and take them for a drive.
I think I remember the 1.6 Megane's used to scream along at 4000rpm when doing 70/75mph (that and the panoramic sunroof...
Posted by seanc, on Jan 9, 2012 at 04:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an 8 year old Springer Spaniel, the show... 844 Views / 33 Replies  
I have an 8 year old Springer Spaniel, the show kind rather than the working kind. He's a big dog, and yes, he is still a *dog*.
Very energetic, but usually only gets hyper when visitors come over,...
Posted by seanc, on Dec 11, 2011 at 02:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My 3GS is an original launch day phone. Quite... 1,340 Views / 17 Replies  
My 3GS is an original launch day phone. Quite possibly broken, but wifi is usually on and bluetooth is unless I switch it off, because it automatically connects to my car stereo.
It actually makes...
Posted by seanc, on Dec 11, 2011 at 02:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
User: Oh no, my hard drive died. IT: No... 1,704 Views / 56 Replies  
User: Oh no, my hard drive died.
IT: No worries, your mail and calendar are on the Notes server.
User: Where are my contacts?
IT: Oh yeah, they were in your names.nsf in Program Files. Sorry.
Posted by seanc, on Dec 9, 2011 at 05:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey besson3c, how is your kitten these days? Is... 2,043 Views / 66 Replies  
Hey besson3c, how is your kitten these days? Is it still going to AA meetings?
Posted by seanc, on Dec 9, 2011 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I go out for the evening and forget my charger... 1,340 Views / 17 Replies  
If I go out for the evening and forget my charger - it's dead by the next day, so maybe that counts.
Posted by seanc, on Dec 9, 2011 at 04:23 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
If you have an Intel Mini, try Google Picasa. 630 Views / 5 Replies  
If you have an Intel Mini, try Google Picasa.
Posted by seanc, on Dec 3, 2011 at 04:41 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I just realised you said it was a 15" but it... 616 Views / 5 Replies  
I just realised you said it was a 15" but it still should be fine if it's not the older Powerbook G4 style MacBook Pro.
Posted by seanc, on Dec 3, 2011 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's possible that her HDD is damaged due to the... 616 Views / 5 Replies  
It's possible that her HDD is damaged due to the previous damage.

If it's a silver Unibody - yes you can put DDR3 in it, otherwise you need DDR2.
Posted by seanc, on Dec 3, 2011 at 01:14 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I take personal assistant to be a person, rather... 593 Views / 4 Replies  
I take personal assistant to be a person, rather than a PDA.

If it's Exchange 2003, it's not going to work.
It needs to be 2007 or 2010.
Posted by seanc, on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Reed switch magnet gone walkies? Try... 1,317 Views / 8 Replies  
Reed switch magnet gone walkies? Try plugged/unplugging a USB device with the power adapter plugged in and see if it wakes.
Posted by seanc, on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:26 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ah. That's definitely not an iPhone. Guess your... 634 Views / 10 Replies  
Ah. That's definitely not an iPhone.
Guess your best option is for a standalone GPS unit then. I've paid no attention to the standalone units recently, but if Navigon on the iPhone is anything to...
Posted by seanc, on Nov 21, 2011 at 05:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got an iPhone? Garmin makes Navigon for the... 634 Views / 10 Replies  
Got an iPhone?
Garmin makes Navigon for the iPhone. Version 2 just released and it's nice.
You can now choose what maps you want to install, rather than downloading a 2GB+ update each time. I'd...
Posted by seanc, on Nov 21, 2011 at 04:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How many times do the shoes get tossed in the... 774 Views / 12 Replies  
How many times do the shoes get tossed in the air, come back down and clobber someone on the head before you get them wrapped around the object?
Posted by seanc, on Nov 20, 2011 at 06:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but Onyx is not anything to do with... 704 Views / 12 Replies  
Yes, but Onyx is not anything to do with Antivirus.

I wouldn't use McAfee on a PC let alone a Mac.
Use Sophos if you really want to.
Posted by seanc, on Nov 11, 2011 at 01:48 PM, in Applications
BT FON is a wireless network handed out by BT... 1,715 Views / 5 Replies  
BT FON is a wireless network handed out by BT Homehubs. You share part of your broadband, the BT Homehub broadcasts an open BT FON network which you can connect to and use if you're a BT customer or...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 26, 2011 at 02:05 PM, in Networking
This sounds like a hardware issue, but it... 900 Views / 11 Replies  
This sounds like a hardware issue, but it shouldn't be on such a new machine.

Printing is triggering some part of the driver system to reset/flake out. Usually where a faulty printer driver is...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 10, 2011 at 08:14 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Let me know how you get on when you have time. 1,970 Views / 11 Replies  
Let me know how you get on when you have time.
Posted by seanc, on Oct 6, 2011 at 06:18 AM, in Team MacNN
Oh it's not as bad as I first thought then. ... 1,970 Views / 11 Replies  
Oh it's not as bad as I first thought then.

I take it the drive won't mount on your G5... you could download Photorec (www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec) to see if it can recover any files or...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 6, 2011 at 12:04 AM, in Team MacNN
Indeed this has been going on since at least the... 893 Views / 5 Replies  
Indeed this has been going on since at least the BT Home Hub 2.0 - 3.0 is the latest.
If you don't want to do anything with your network in terms of static DHCP reservations, the Home Hubs are fine,...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 5, 2011 at 01:32 AM, in Networking
What model of Dell PC and printer please. Do... 900 Views / 11 Replies  
What model of Dell PC and printer please.
Do you know how to find out which model the graphics card is?
Posted by seanc, on Oct 5, 2011 at 01:04 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I take it you've tried different power adapters... 685 Views / 3 Replies  
I take it you've tried different power adapters for your enclosures over the years? How old are your current ones?
Most of the ones supplied now are cheap and nasty junk. Some are better than...
Posted by seanc, on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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